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From the desk of Frances Wood ...



Once-in-a-lifetime Africa

by African Travel 


Travel through some of the most remote areas of Africa!  This journey is like no  other you have ever experienced; one that conjures images from days long past:  jungles, remote villages, ancient cultures and great wildlife.  This exclusive trip will take you to Ethiopia, The Congo and far western and southern Tanzania sharing these experiences  with two special guests, Jane Goodall and Joel Sartore.  Dr. Jane Goodall the founded the Jane Goodall institute that works to protect chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania.  Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots is another institute that she started with a group of Tanzania students in 1991.  Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine.


This exclusive 21 day journey will take you direct from country to country by private plane, except the Ethiopia to The Congo flight will be business class.  Although you will be off the beaten path, the tour  accommodations are the best available luxury camps and hotels.


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Travel Tips fall

 Flight Tracker App 

If you have a lot of family and friends coming to visit over the next few months this could be very helpful when picking up and dropping off at the airport.  If you have any of the Apple or Android mobile devices you can download the "Flighttrack free" app.  This free app will provide information on more than 16,000 airports worldwide and 1,400 airlines.


Once you have downloaded the app, simply type in the departure and arrival city and the flights for that day will appear.  Select the one you are interested in and it will show the route, whether it is on time or delayed and the gate and terminal.  This will make your chauffeur duty go smoothly.    


Did You Know fall



Spiny lobsters migrate in groups  

of 50 or more, forming a  

conga line on the ocean floor 

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The Silver Cloud Makeover


The Silver Cloud is set to make her debut, November 2012.  Over the last three weeks of October, the 296-guest Silver Cloud, Silversea's inaugural ship, has undergone a top-to-bottom makeover.  When it hits the high seas there will be with fresh new decor and a number of structural enhancements.  Some highlights:

  • New furnishing & flooring throughout
  • Upgraded wall treatments and artwork
  • Modern color palette (similar to the Silver Spirit)
  • Pool bar & grill expansion
  • Complete redesign of Le Champagne
  • New equipment in the Fitness Centre 

For all Silver Cloud suites there will be new reversible mattresses and fine Pratesi bed linens.  Owner's, Grand and Royal Suites will be outfitted with a new full-sized bath tub to replace the current whirlpool bath.  In addition, Owner's and Grand Suites will also have an indulgent rainforest shower separate from the new full sized tub.  Most vista and veranda suites will also be modernized with the new rainforest showers, which will replace the current bathtub configuration.  For Venetian Society members who enjoy a nice soak, 16 suites will not be converted.  Can't wait to see her!   


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From the desk of Whitney Roper ...




Cataques, Spain.

I recently traveled to Europe for the first time and it was truly an amazing experience.     Before Julia and I boarded the Regent Seven Seas Mariner in Barcelona, we drove up the coast to a Cataques, Spain.  We drove through beautiful mountains dead ending into the waterfront "white city" of Cataques, near the French border.  We sampled some of the freshest seafood and sangria before heading to the city of Figueres, home of the Dali Museum.


Next stop, Girona (45 min north of Barcelona), a medieval city surrounded by lush greenery, cobblestone and brick roads creating an amazing atmosphere to let your imagination take you through the history of the city.  Also there is wonderful shopping here that you will not see in the big cities.


Parres Balta Winery.

The next adventure was Pennedes, the wine region, (45 minutes south of Barcelona).  Our   stop here was the Parres Balta winery and vineyard tour.  This winery is completely organic, family owned & operated.  We sampled several wines which are exported exclusively to Whole Foods in the U.S. 


Our last stop, Barcelona!  We jumped on the "hop on hop off" bus tour, a wonderful way to get a feel for the city and see the sites.  We hopped off at the Parque Guell, UNESCO world heritage site, a garden complex that was designed by Antoni Gaudi.  Once you get at the top of the park you can see all of Barcelona-breathtaking!  That evening we had a private guide for the gothic quarter walk with tapas stop along the way.  This was my favorite!


If you are embarking or disembarking from Barcelona I would highly recommend spending an extra 3 or 4 days to explore Barcelona and its surrounding areas, believe me you will not regret it!          

View from Parque Guell.
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Being in THE PRESENT is the one gift that we can all give ourselves... 

It is time to treat your mind and body with the most respected destination resort  spa in the world, Canyon Ranch.  At Canyon Ranch you can enjoy a uniquely relaxing and inspiring experience through their innovative approach to health, wellness and holistic care.  For over 30 years Canyon Ranch has been empowering guests to live healthier, longer, more enjoyable lives through fitness, nutrition, stress-management and integrative wellness.  The first Canyon Ranch opened in Tucson, Arizona and  ten years later opened a second location in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Now there are locations on Miami Beach, a SpaClub at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, and on board some of the finest ships at sea.  I can't wait to go back and enjoy one of the world's finest all-inclusive luxury wellness vacations, where you can do as much or as little as you like.

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From the desk of Janet Pringle ...


Tauck River Cruises Solo Traveler  


Beginning in 2013, Tauck River cruises are dropping the single supplement charge  for category 1 staterooms on all of its European cruises.  They are also reducing the single supplement in other categories as well.  There are other savings that apply to every European departure in 2013.  This is a fabulous opportunity for singles; the smaller ship size creates a friendlier atmosphere for meeting new friends and enjoying the scenes on the river.  Tauck has also added two new itineraries on the Rhone to enjoy.    

Foodie fall


Ghosts in the Graveyard    


  • 2 pkgs (3.9 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 15 OREO cookies, crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • Assorted decorations:  3 CAMEO Creme Sandwich Cookies, decorating gel, 5 candy pumpkins, 10 candy corn pieces


1.  Beat pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min.  Let stand 5 min.  Spread into 13 x 9 inch dish; sprinkle with remaining crumbs.


2.  Refrigerate 1 hour.  Meanwhile, decorate CAMEO Cookies with decorating gel to resemble tombstones.


3.  Insert decorated cookies into top of dessert just before serving.  Add candies.  Drop large spoonfuls of remaining COOL WHIP onto dessert to resemble ghosts. 


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